Thanks for the information.
I wanted to respond with a few observations which may lead to further discussion.
1) Andrew Hipkin Tarver III as the son of Andrew Hipkin Tarver II, as the son of Andrew Hipkin Tarver I vs. Andrew Hipkin Tarver III as the son of John Tarver(Wilkes county, Ga, John).
This John Tarver was b. abt 1750 or so and was the oldest son of Andrew Hipkin Tarver I.In Andrew Hipkin Tarver I's will recorded in 1780 in Northampton county, NC, this John Tarver was appointed the executor and was charged with the responsibility of either 3 or 4 younger brothers, all unnamed in the will and all less than legal age whether it be 21 or 16 years at that time.
This John Tarver eventually left Northampton county, NC sometime about 1783 or so and wound up in Wilkes county, Ga by 1787 and remained there until his death in about 1810 or so.His will sets forth his children at that time as Richard, Benjamin, Andrew, Charlotte, Mason, and Patience.
It is evidenced by the Supreme court case that Richard Tarver wrote a will giving all his considerable holdings to his brother Benjamin J. Tarver.Richard was travelling back to Wilkes county, Ga from Dallas county, Ala and was uncertain about his health at that time thus he wrote out a will giving all his holdings to his brother Benjamin J. Tarver with the exception of a provision to his sister, Mason Tarver and her son.Mason Tarver originally married Robert Tarver who died about 1809.She then married William Gilliam.Apparently, his sister, Charlotte Tarver who married Samuel B. Tarver and his sister Patience Tarver who married William Gibson objected.
Okay now, why is Andrew Tarver, another brother to Richard Tarver left out of the 1827 resolution by the Supreme court, i.e your revelation, that Richard's sole heirs in 1827 were Benjmain J. Tarver and his 3 sisters, Charlotte Tarver Tarver, Mason Tarver Tarver Gilliam, and Patience Tarver Gibson.What happened to this Andrew?
It is my belief that the brother Andrew Tarver not mentioned in the Supreme court decision rendered in November 1827 was the same Andrew Tarver who died early in 1827 and is mentioned in the March 26, 1827 release of the Macon, Ga. newspaper.
Andrew Tarver was in Brunswick county, Va. Meherrin Parish from at least 1790 to 1810.He is reflected on the 1810 Brunswick county, Va. census.
However, he left Brunswick county, Va. sometime after the 1810 census and is reflected in Wilkes county, Ga. census for 1820.
My view is that this Andrew Tarver was the son of John Tarver(Wilkes county, John Tarver) John wrote his will in about 1808 and it was recorded sometime in 1810.In the will Andrew is mentioned.And in a lawsuit filed by John Tarver's second wife, Elizabeth against the children of John Tarver in 1815, Andrew Tarver is mentioned as residing in Wilkes county, Ga. at that date.
So, in summary it is my view that Andrew Hipkin Tarver III was the son of Andrew Hipkin Tarver II and not the son of John Tarver as is reflected on some online ancestral information.
As I had indicated in previous postings, it would be peculiar for John Tarver of Wilkes county, Ga to name a son Andrew Hipkin Tarver.Particularly in view of the more logical prospect of Andrew Hipkin Tarver I to name one of his sons Andrew Hipkin Tarver II as the line descended down to Andrew Hipkin Tarver III.
I had mentioned earlier that an Andrew Tarver was killed in an accident sometime in the early 1800's and he may have been the student enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at the time.As per the school roster, a son of Andrew Tarver, (son of John Tarver) who was named R.R. Tarver was in the same medical school and on the roster in 1817 noted as from Va.It could very well be that R.R. Tarver and Andrew Tarver were brothers and both sons of Andrew mentioned above.Andrew Tarver had sons: Hartwell Hill (H.H.), Benjamin, R.R. and William M. and may have had this younger Andrew as well.I am looking for that reference and will retrieve it as soon as I can about the Andrew Tarver who was killed.
2) Thomas Shepherd---I have found some information which mentions Thomas Shepherd b. about 1761 had a son Thomas Shepherd, Jr. b. abt. 1781 .The Thomas Shepherd Sr. was a son ofJames Shepherd.This Thomas Shepherd b. 1761 during the Revolutionary War time obtained the release of two Stanton Brothers who were in a Virginia prison being held unjustly.And this Thomas Shepherd, Sr. married a sister to the two Stanton brothers.This is particularly intriguing in view of the following citation from Northampton county, NC.
"DB 2:289 pg. 120.........Samuel Tarver of Northampton county Co., planter to John Shepherd, (county not identified), planter 27 May 1756 15 pounds 2 shillings 4 pence current money of Va. 82 acres more or less near Oconechy swamp, joining GRAY, MITCHELL, and THOMAS SHEPHERD, all houses , outhouses, orchards, gardens, etc. Wit. JOHN SHORT, JAMES STANTON. Reg. Northampton Co., May Ct. 1756 J. Edwards CCT.
James Stanton while residing in Northampton witnessed other Tarver land transactions.He had brothers Sampson and Sylvanus Stanton.
It is not clear how Thomas Shepherd and John Shepherd who were in Northampton county, NC or at least owned land there by 1756 connect to the Thomas Shepherd b. 1781 and who as the father of John M. Shepherd who married Eliza Tarver, daughter of Andrew Hipkin Tarver III.It could be thru Thomas Shepherd , Sr. mentioned above as b. in 1761 and a son of a James Shepherd.
It would seem to reinforce the notion that Andrew Hipkin Tarver I may have known the Shepherds way before his grandson, Andrew Hipkin Tarver III married John M. Shepherd.Andrew Hipkin Tarver lived fairly close to his brother, Samuel Tarver who sold the land to John Shepherd.As did brothers, Benjamin Tarver and James Tarver.
All I have from the Bible of Andrew Hipkin Tarver III is the information posted previously.A lady provided it to me a long time ago.I am thinking she was an Allums and resided in the mid 80's in or near Kountze, Texas.
I appreciate your information and insight.
David A. Tarver